How to Wash Comforters

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How to Wash Comforters:

How to Wash Comforters


Comforters and bedspreads provide warmth and comfort when you sleep. That is why it is important to keep it clean and free from dust and mites. With its weight and size, you may find it inconvenient to wash your beddings. Bringing it for dry cleaning or laundry service may cost you a lot of dollars while you can actually do it yourself and save the money for your laundry needs.


The material of a comforter doesn't really require frequent washing as it may cause damage to the stuffing inside. Wash comforters every 2 to 3 years if possible. If you think that your comforter needs immediate cleaning due to stains or mites, you may choose to have it dry cleaned. A dry cleaning kit available in do-it-yourself shops will do the trick. When washing your comforters and bedspreads keep the following in mind:


It is advisable to fluff your comforter once every week and to keep it exposed under the sun. Allow air to circulate to the material while the heat of the sun targets stubborn mites. Fluffing will help remove dust and to remove mites. While allowing it to dry under the sun, you may spray some disinfectant especially in areas where mites find it safe to hide.


When it is time to wash your comforter, it is most preferable to use a washing machine that has a large tub so that there is enough room for the comforter to circulate. Using a small washing machine may squeeze the materials used to make the comforter fluffy. Forcing it in a washing machine with a small tub can cause damage to the machine as well.


Don't use warm water in washing comforters and bedspreads as it may shrink the material. Use cold water and a laundry detergent specially made for comforters that have a degreaser. Follow your detergent's instructions as to the quantity of soap to be used. If nothing is indicated, use 2-3 scoops of detergent for hand or machine wash. This will melt those accumulated body oils while soaking allowing easier cycle for the machine. Set your wash time to 20minutes after soaking.


As an alternative to washing machine, you may soak your comforter in a bath tub with detergent and water. Use the same amount of soap when washing with your machine. Soak for about 10 to 15 minutes to loosen stubborn dirt and grime. It takes time for a comforter to be completely dry. It is then recommended to hang it on a sturdy pipe or pole to let it drip excess water before passing it through a dryer. Hang it dry under the sun to let air circulate. Expose all ends under the sun to allow the heat of the sun to dry even those hard to reach areas. Comforters and bedspreads can last a long time with proper care and cleaning.


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